Senior Automation Engineer (COG-2018-040)

Concho Resources Midland, TX

Senior Automation Engineer


Midland, TX

Job Summary


* Participate in the development and implementation of Concho's automation strategies for facility construction, upgrades, and well surveillance

* Provide a leadership role in the development of standardized PLC programming emphasizing reliability, scalability, and operational requirements

* Develop processes and standards for management of process control software and systems to insure reliability and adherence to Concho standards

* Generation of project documentation for construction, programming, and commissioning of facilities

* Provide on-site project support and training for installation, programming, commissioning.

* Provide technical recommendations for automation software, hardware, and instrumentation

* Assist in evaluation of new production/automation technologies

* Interface with IT groups to insure maintenance of standards and compliance with IT policies

* Work with suppliers and vendors to insure product and service availability to support a high level of activity

* Knowledge of SCADA system configuration, capabilities, and input requirements

Education/Experience Required

* Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related degree

* Minimum of 5 years working experience in oil and gas automation with two years of project management experience

* Demonstrated work experience and understanding of oil and gas facilities processes, artificial lift, and well surveillance

* Advanced PLC design and programming skills

* Knowledge and experience with digital and analog I/O including installation and troubleshooting

* Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work multiple projects concurrently

Skills/Attributes Desired

* Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

* Team player with strong interpersonal skills focused on collaboration, development and mentoring of team members

* Ability to effectively communicate with management, technical, and field personnel

* Proficiency with serial and IP based communication systems

* Strong knowledge of automation and electrical design principles and industry standards

COG Operating LLC ("Concho") uses e-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. Concho is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. Concho's policies are intended to ensure qualified applicants and employees are treated fairly and have equal opportunities in all aspects of employment, regardless of personal characteristics or status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Please note that COG Operating LLC ("Concho") does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, COG Operating LLC ("Concho") will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, COG Operating LLC ("Concho") explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of COG Operating LLC ("Concho").

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